By | September 5, 2020
DOH health workers vs Covid-19

The Department of Health (DOH) is continuously hiring health workers as frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, and they will be given more benefits in the Bayanihan 2 law.

On March 25, 2020, the Republic Act 11469, also known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, was signed into law declaring a national health emergency throughout the Philippines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 4(m) of the law provides for the temporary engagement of human resources for health (HRH) such as medical and allied medical staff to complement and supplement the current health workforce or to serve in the temporary medical facilities.

Meanwhile, on August 20, 2020, the Senate ratified the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” or the Bayanihan 2, which seeks to cushion the effects of the pandemic. It will soon become a law upon signing of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Once signed, health personnel will be entitled to receive additional compensation and benefits such as P15,000 should they be afflicted as mild or moderate COVID-19 case, life insurance coverage, and be entitled to a mandatory COVID-19 testing every 15 days.

Get to know the differences of compensation and benefits under the Bayanihan Act I and II by checking the infographics below.

DOH infographic on the difference between Bayanihan 1 and 2.

DOH infographic on the difference between Bayanihan 1 and 2.

For more information on vacancies and the hiring process, please visit bit.ly/hrhhiringFAQs. You may also reach out to DOH at hcwhiring@doh.gov.ph or 7266-7979.

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